William J. “Jim” Dennis, 84

William J. “Jim” Dennis, 84, of Otsego passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Alamo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born July 18, 1933, in Otsego, the son of Marshall and Helen (Coburn) Dennis.

Jim proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and in the Army Reserves. For many years he had worked for General Motors until his retirement.

A lifelong resident of Otsego, Jim was active with the Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, American Legion and the VFW Post 3030 Men’s Auxiliary. He was a past Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge and a past member of the Masonic Lodge. Jim was also active with the National Guard at Fort Custer.

In his free time, he enjoyed traveling and collecting stamps and coins. On June 27, 1953, in Plainwell, he married Winnifred Eddy who survives. Also surviving are his sons, Jim (Carol) Dennis of Cooper, Bill (Becky) Dennis of Plainwell and Kelly (Tina) Dennis of Otsego; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Charlene Brooks.

According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with Jim’s family starting at 10 a.m., Monday, April 23, at Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the memorial service at 11 a.m. Pastor Darin Youngs will officiate.

Contributions in memory of Jim may be made to the Otsego Elks Lodge.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

 

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